News archive

2021 Questions and Outputs Events

Following the publication of our Plans for Scotland’s Census 2021, we are holding events in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow to present our proposals for the questions that Scotland’s Census 2021 will ask.

These events will update users about our on-going programme of question and outputs development.

You can find out more about these events and how to book yourself a place on our Events and Workshop page.

Communal Establishment Information

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) is responsible for conducting the census in Scotland and planning is well underway for Scotland’s Census 2021.

As part of our preparations NRS is producing a comprehensive directory of addresses including detailed information on Communal Establishments (CE). These are managed residential accommodation where there is full-time or part-time supervision of the accommodation.

Religion Question and Outputs Survey

Do you use religion data from Scotland's Census? Can you help us in the development of outputs from the religion question for Scotland's Census 2021? 

We are looking for a variety of people who use census religion data or are from religious groups and denominations to complete this short survey

We would like to capture information about your requirements from the 2021 census, and we are looking for contacts who are willing to work with us on the design of the religion outputs for 2021 (which may involve grouping some denominations together in some outputs).